Bike Florida and FBA
We are often asked the difference between Bike Florida and the Florida Bicycle Association. Yes, these are two different organizations with similar Mission and Vision for Florida cycling. Both organizations receive revenues from Florida’s Share the Road license plate sales.
Bike Florida was formed in 1994 as a fundraising event and organization to help supplement the Florida Traffic and Bicycle Safety Education Program (FTBSEP). The main fundraiser is a week-long bicycle touring adventure for up to 1,000 cyclists, taking place in the spring. In 2008, Bike Florida began week-long luxury tours along the 260-mile St. Johns River-to-Sea Loop.
The spring tour is annual; the luxury tours typically take place during fall and winter. All routes link small towns with natural and historic landmarks along mostly scenic country roads. All tours are fully supported and coordinated with local law enforcement agencies. Visit the Bike Florida website for more information.
The Florida Bicycle Association is funded by membership dues, donations, advertising revenue in the quarterly Messenger newsletter, corporate sponsorships, grants and Share the Road specialty license plate proceeds. Funds are used to promote education and advocacy programs and to encourage bicycling as a life long activity. Safety education and awareness programs are directed to bicyclists, pedestrians and motorists. Visit our Membership & Sponsor page to support the Florida Bicycle Association!
Visit our Share the Road web page for more information regarding the license plate.